Wednesday, December 27, 2006

christmas 2006 - moving to sampaloc

well i've been spending these days before and after christmas packing the stuff im going to bring to manila. i didn't think it'll break my heart dividing my stuff whether i'll leave it my "true" home or to my apartment. i admit, i'd still want to have a "feel" of the place before i can trust it enough to contain some of my most personal stuff (hahaha drama) so i decided not to bring a lot of personal stuff, just the bare necessities hehehe. i hope i'll have a great time in manila and i find the time i was looking for so i can study...

Thursday, December 21, 2006

countdown to christmas

in the last one and a half week before christmas break started, our phoneline in the entire neighborhood broke down so my snail-paced dial-up internet wasn't functional. i thought i might benefit from trying to remember all the wonderful school memories this christmas.

last week i thought i was going to have edema because of SO MUCH walking in the malls, i think we've rounded up the mall of asia three times plus nine straight hours in sm city north edsa plus hours and hours of after-class time spent in sm san lazaro scouring for gifts... funny, i didn't think i was an endurance shopper, a sport verle and steff seems to be experts of (hehehe don't kill me)

we had our tribong irregreg christmas luncheon con merienda in wok and i got the first thing on my wish list!!! thank you lester for my "the O.C." dvds!!! i go to sleep 4 am these days watching this thing hahaha

my new batchmates from a1 decided to have an eat-all-you-can dinner in cabalen. i admit, i didn't like the food there, i was in good company though. afterwards we went to mark's house for a videoke challenge and a game of charades.

we had our class christmas party in candice's house. party's really nice, and the food was SOOOO GOOD, can't say anthing about it, it was just good good good (and i'm really hard to please in this area hehehe). anywhoo, steff finally knew who i picked up for the class exchange gift hahaha!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

greatest advance xmas gift (to the umpteeenth time)

kuya anthony gave me the barbra streisand 4 disc set 'just for the record' a compilation of rare unreleased recordings from barbra's career including a recording of her singing with her 1955 self and a recording of her singing with a recording of her mom's beautiful voice. wonderful... just perfect...


Saturday, December 09, 2006

birthdays are great!

we celebrated me-an, miong, steff, and jc's birthday in a quick sweep. and verle's "birthday fund" plan was great. how can i loose all the food that i ate?!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Streisand is Concert Queen

Billboard reports that her 20 concerts has grossed more than $92 million and set house records in 14 of the 16 arenas. Also, in the 2 arenas that she didn't break the record, she already holds the records in the top spot (MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas), and the top two spots (Madison Square Garden, New York City). Her performances will be released as a double CD titled Barbra Streisand Live on February 2007.
***, the leading source for the most comprehensive selection of tickets at the lowest prices, today announced the top ten highest selling concerts, venues, sporting events and theatrical productions of 2006. Revenue data is based on TicketNetwork exchange statistics from December 1st, 2005 to November 30th, 2006.

"Fans are increasingly making their online ticket destination of choice, especially for must-see events," said Donald Vaccaro, CEO, "Our high level of customer service, combined with low prices and the most extensive ticket inventory available online, is why customers keep returning to for all of their ticket needs."

Broadway's popular "Wicked" tops the theatre rankings as the highest selling show on with more than triple the sales of any other production. "Wicked's" home on Broadway, the George Gershwin Theatre, the largest theater on Broadway, is ranked first among venues with the most ticket sales. Still a newcomer to Broadway, "Jersey Boys" is second on the list. The musical won four 2006 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and continues to be a must-see production among theater-goers. The "Radio City Christmas Spectacular" is the third most popular theatrical production on

Fans of the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees hit ticket sales out of the ball park with rankings first and second respectively in the sports ticket sales category. The legendary rival teams generated more than double the combined ticket sales of the Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Tigers, Chicago Cubs and the Denver Broncos.
On the concert circuit, Barbra Streisand fans clearly prefer as their online source for tickets. Coast to coast, ticket sales for Babs' concerts were more than double the ticket sales of American Idol Live!, the popular Cheetah Girls, and the Rolling Stones. The husband-wife team of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill ranked second, ahead of Madonna's "Confessions Tour" which ranked third. 2006 Rankings of Ticket Sales

1 Wicked
2 Boston Red Sox
3 Barbra Streisand
4 Jersey Boys
5 Radio City Christmas Spectacular
6 Soul2Soul II: Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
7 New York Yankees
8 Madonna
9 The Cheetah Girls
10 American Idols Live!

1 Barbra Streisand
2 Soul2Soul II: Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
3 Madonna
4 The Cheetah Girls
5 American Idols Live!
6 Rolling Stones
7 Jimmy Buffett
8 Kenny Chesney
9 Dave Matthews Band

posted by: Mr. Steven Housman
in The Barbra Streisand Forum